BAGHDAD - The No. 2 U.S. commander in Iraq expressed hope on Wednesday that radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr would use his influence to stop his followers from attacking U.S. and Iraqi forces as clashes spread to the outskirts of Baghdad.
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Nearly four weeks after the unresolved presidential election, a state-run newspaper said Wednesday that a national unity government led by longtime leader Robert Mugabe could end Zimbabwe's deepening political and economic crisis.
SAO PAULO, Brazil - Hopes for finding a priest who disappeared after soaring into the air with hundreds of colorful balloons are growing slimmer, rescue officials said Wednesday.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Tamil rebels and Sri Lankan troops fought one of their fiercest battles in years Wednesday, battering each other with small arms and mortars in a confrontation that the military said killed 52 guerrillas and 38 soldiers.
LONDON - Londoners gathered Wednesday in Trafalgar Square, beneath statues of imperial lions and military heroes, to celebrate England's patron saint - a third-century Turkish soldier who supposedly had the power to slay a dragon but likely never set foot in Britain.
The Bulloch Council of Garden Clubs will host a standard flower show Saturday, April 26, from 2-5 p.m. at Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church.
NEW YORK - Dazzled by the bull market in gold, people are digging through drawers for old dental caps, fillings and bridgework they saved years ago and selling them at prices that would make the tooth fairy blush.
SAN ANGELO, Texas - Texas authorities said Wednesday they had finished taking DNA samples from all the children housed at a coliseum since being removed from a polygamist compound more than two weeks ago.
CHICAGO - Two years ago, scientists had high hopes for new pills that would help people quit smoking, lose weight and maybe kick other tough addictions like alcohol and cocaine.
MADISON, Wis. - The U.S. military's health insurance program has been swindled out of more than $100 million over the past decade in the Philippines, where doctors, hospitals and clinics have conspired with American veterans to submit bogus claims, according to prosecutors and court records.
Georgia Southern recorded a season-high 25 hits, two off the single-game record, and cruised to a 17-4 win over North Florida Tuesday at J.I. Clements Stadium. The Eagles improved to 21-18 overall.
KENNESAW - Ty Wright (Montrose/West Laurens) lined a 2-run double in the 11th inning, sending Georgia Southern to a 6-4 win over Kennesaw State Wednesday night. It marked the Eagles' (22-18 overall) first win in four attempts against Kennesaw.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday April 23, 2008
(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)
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